Early, Moderate and Severe Periodontitis (attachment loss) means you may have to see the hygienist more often in order to keep the condition from worsening. This is because your daily tools from your bathroom may not be sufficient to get the bacteria removed at the base of the defect.
If the bacteria sits there too long, the loss of the lining can go deeper into the bone that surrounds the teeth and now this is called Periodontitis. Once it has gone to this level, it is more difficult to treat and can be classified into different stages: early, moderate and severe attachment loss.
We can determine the best treatment and visit interval for you by doing an exam specifically designed to measure attachment loss.
Those more at risk include those with crowded teeth, smokers, pregnancy, clencher/grinders, age and systemic disease or vitamin deficiencies.